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Blakes of Dover Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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52 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
+44 1304 202194
12:00 - 21:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Cotswolds, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great pub-- good atmosphere, ales/lager, and pub dinners. Walked around Dover and found lots of pubs for drinks but questionable food. This one had a menu so we took a chance walking down the stairs. Great decision so you can follow with confidence.

Thank welchmisc
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Warm and friendly pub, with really nice food! Glad to find this on a Sunday evening, and that they let us keep our dog with us :-)

Thank Céline G
Toronto, Canada
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Looking for lunch in off-season Dover, we happened upon Blakes. What a wonderful place: the basement pub has a cheery atmosphere, the service attentive, gentle and good-natured. And the food is wonderful and plentiful! Fish and chips of course, but venison burgers and lamb shank to die for. Excellent!!!

Thank George K
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27 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found this pub towards the castle way, it's small and really nice, downstairs in the cellar there is live music several times per week. The dining room in "old fashioned" and really nice. The food was amazing, I had a steak with fried egg, chips, mushroom, onion rings; my girlfriend had roasted seabream with ginger and garlic, parisienne potatoes... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

Below ground seating so nice as it was a heat wave when we visited and street level was warm. Great food and beer selection.

Thank marsey187
Varde, Denmark
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52 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A very British place. We were so fortunate that this great small band came playing for us shortly after we had received our typical - and very good - pub food. A very nice experience.

Thank DiLoLa
London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

We had nice dinner there. The bar downstairs provides very enjoyable live music. So we would recommend the choose this place for a lovely evening out.

Thank inesekupla
Rochester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

On an unplanned visit to see our friends in Dover, we heard that Blakes if Dover came highly recommended by a a family member. We were more than happy with the food. The steak was cooked exactly as I asked, medium to rare, not over cooked as too many restaurants do these days. The chilli was excellent and so much... More 

Thank fattpat
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We just popped into Blakes of Dover in the cellar! Awesome very cozy and a singer too. Off the cuff we decided to eat, the food was very satisfactory to our tastes. Steaks and pies were ordered absolutely great.

Thank jme69
Aberaeron, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Four of us visited Blakes for lunch and drinks in mid September.The barman who served us was abrupt,surly and totally miserable. The food we received was acceptable but the beer was clearly off which obviously he denied and his attitude went from bad to worse. The establishment appears to have plenty of character but with staff like that I fear... More 

Thank dansweeney69

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$21
Bar, European, British, Pub, International
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 52 Castle Street, Dover CT16 1PJ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Dover
  • Phone Number: +44 1304 202194
hotel,Bistro also down stairs cellar bar with selection of ales and ciders and a selection of malt whisky's

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?